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UPND To Expel ‘Truant’ Chilanga Civic Leaders Over Charmaine Musonda

Opposition UPND councillors Arthur Moonde and Peter Mulubisha are on the verge of being expelled for rejecting the candidature of Charmaine Musonda ahead of the June 4 by-election.

Nakachenje Ward Councillor Arthur Moonde and Chinyanja Ward Councillor Peter Mulubisha have opposed Chairmaine’s candidature.

The duo held a press briefing denouncing party leadershing and declaring they will not campaign for the candidate saying they would not campaign for an “immoral” lawmaker.

“Having thoroughly consulted our people in our Wards and Chilanga district at large on the adoption of Musonda Charmaine Mel, we conclude that the UPND has erred on this adoption on very strong moral grounds,” councillor Moonde is quoted by Smart Eagles

“We were never consulted… We have thus resolved never to campaign for Charmaine – our people would never accept the UPND candidate and our conscience would never allow us.”

The statement by the councillors has not gone down well with the party leadership.

“Those guys are gone. We can’t tolerate that kind of indiscipline so there is a process being instituted but the fact is that they should consider themelves former UPND councillors,” the source said.

The expulsion of Moonde and Mulubisha will result in ward by-elections later in the year.

62 Comments

  1. UNCLE SHED S B

    Yeeeeeeeee

  2. mercutio

    Me i donchi kno cheacher…! programmed or created…!

  3. KJ

    upnd are fucked up just because of that bitch u expell those civic leaders i think u are mad wait and see u will cry for this by-election u are loosing chilanga seat!

    • JC SIKAZWE

      If u are not a Beach now are the son of beach ngalu

    • Charles Chimfwembe

      *CELEBRATING OR REGRETTING UPND’S 20 YEARS EXISTENCE*

      …_They sold the soul to the devil: it’s now deliver the country or your soul_

      By Mweemba Habazoka

      The United Party for National Development (UPND) was formed in December 1998. The Party turns 20 years old in December 2018. Today its desperation has reached an all-time high because time is running out for them to either deliver the country or their soul. The patience of their 20-year-old-financiers have continued to wear thin and thin by the failure of the party to deliver as per their promise despite the financiers’ unwavering financial commitments that resulted in its leaders’ immense wealth which they stand to lose as per deal they signed almost 22 years ago in the run up to infamous privatisation exercise in Zambia. The UPND is fixed between the rock and the hard place as on one hand, Zambians have refused to toll their line while on the other, UPND’s top leadership especially its past and current President’s rented wealth is threatened by its true owners, the mining conglomerate, Anglo-America, which continues to fund Hakainde Hichilema through Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa.

      On 25th August 2015, Hichilema, while addressing a rally in Chingola vowed to chase Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and bring back Anglo-America. See:

       https://www.lusakatimes.com/2015/08/25/hh-promises-to-bring-back-anglo-american-to-replace-kcm/

      Did he say that? Yes he did because his masters asked him to!

      That statement was not an innocent one but spoke to everything that UPND and Hichilema are all about – fronts of white capital with interests in Zambia’s mineral wealth!

      *How it all began:*

      The former illegitimate mining corporation that lost its mining rights to the Zambian government in 1970 has never rested. In the wake of multi-party democracy, this corporation saw privatisation as an opportunity to regain its mineral rights across the country. To this effect, it fronted its ‘men’ both in government and in the private sector to champion their cause. Hichilema himself was one of the fronts of the foreign interest that resulted in him landing a top position as Lead in the Sell of Subsidiary assets while late Anderson Mazoka, a former employee of the Anglo-American Corporation would lobby from within the Party as a member of the MMD at the time. This ‘well calculated’ ploy gave rise to the inflow of cash to individuals involved most of which would be used to buy off some of the strategic government enterprises that would later leave many Zambians out of employment and thrown into untold destitution. Hichilema himself benefitted immensely from this transaction landing him and his birds of the feathers, strategic businesses.

      I can borrow from the words of former Zambia Privatisation Agency Director, Mr. James Matale who in an interview with Bivan Saluseki on the Sunday 16th of December 2007, described privatisation as an act of unprecedented vandalism.  Yes, it was, and what is even worse, the vandals would return to claim to be messiahs to the very people they wantonly condemned into misery. How cheek!

      Hichilema along with his colleagues sold their souls to the powerful business interests and in the process lined up to take pot luck of this country’s enterprises and assets as though they were goods falling from the back of a delivery truck.

      This ploy would later fail to deliver results to their ‘masters’, all thanks to the street savvy of the Fredrick Chiluba’s government. The government refused to offer some fake corporation established to procure the entire mining conglomerate to the annoyance of monopoly capital that had already invested heavily through the greedy Zambians both in the then MMD government as well as in the privatisation process. In 1998 when the privatisation of the mines was almost concluded, the schemers had to engage into plan B. This gave rise to the birth of the UPND in December of the same year 1998 with Mazoka as its leader and with an even heavy flow of cash from the foreign corporation for party mobilisation. They pinned their hopes on the disastrous outcomes of a poorly implemented privatisation to muzzle power and ultimately deliver their promise to their financier.  It follows therefore that UPND was never founded on any grounded political ideology other than as a tool for foreign monopoly capital hell bent on recapturing the country’s natural resources especially mineral deposits throughout the country.

      *Setting in of desperation*

      In all their schemes, indications have always looked to be in their favour but ending in the opposite. First was the loss with the privatisation, then the election in 2001 to Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. It is no telling how a party led by a former branch Chairperson of Bauleni Compound could mobilise such huge sums of funds for campaigns if not being bankrolled by the foreign interest for obvious reasons.

      The financiers suffered yet another setback with the death of their principal on the 24th of May, 2006 a few months before yet another ‘promising opportunity’ for business interest as elections were fast approaching under which UPND had earned itself a lead place in the UDA Pact seen as a formidable force to unseat the MMD of Levy Mwanawasa.

      However, there was a problem, since UPND was not a political party as its members believed it to be, but a well-orchestrated business interest formation operating under the puppet strings of international big business. To retain its interest, the financiers had to bring on board one of its own to take the lead and continue from where Mazoka had left it.

      To make it easy for Hichilema’s ascendance, Mazoka’s cousin, Rex Natala on June 6th 2006 would initiate a tribal campaign that would eliminate other eminent and better suited contenders following the, ‘only a tonga must replace Mazoka’ statement. Bad as this open tribalism was, something worse was brewing underneath. Hichilema was to be made leader not only of UPND but of UDA as he was the only near alternative having been a core proponent of the ‘evil genius’ agreement between the UPND and its funders.

      Any takeover by another person be it its then Vice President Sakwiba Sikota or its spokesperson Patrick Chisanga whose eligibility was already discounted based on tribe would mean a lost cause for their funders. That is how Hichilema had to move from the boardroom enjoying his wealth gotten from privatisation into the not known arena of politics. There was no way he would refuse his new deployment because he owed his wealth to the UPND financier’s generosity. The rest as you know are multiple losses.

      As the UPND approaches 20 years of its existence and over two (2) decades of foreign-based business interest’s consistent financing, patience has totally waned. Hichilema and UPND has failed to deliver any returns on their financier’s investments for such a protracted period. The party, especially its leader, has been given strict conditions to deliver the country to them by any means necessary or lose everything he has benefited since entering into a pact with them. This explains the desperation that Zambians have been subjected to since 2015. Hichilema and his UPND have tried with no success to destabilise the country with the aim of installing himself as President to the pleasure of his funders who he owes his life with no success. This explains such desperate manoeuvres that include but not limited to the following:

              i.        Calling for international suctions on Zambia to stifle the citizen’s livelihood so as to result in an uprising;

             ii.        Calling for a bloody uprising by his supporters in September 2006 when he declared that they were now freedom fighters who should engage in a physical fight.

            iii.        Childishly call on the Zambian military to emulate their Zimbabwean counterparts to take over power from the bonafide Republican President. The period saw a barrage of attention seeking publicity tantrums by HH and his minions in an effort to incite the citizens with no results.

           iv.        In his usual cut and paste style, Hichilema has not failed to relate developments elsewhere to the Zambia context. The case in point his copying on the South African developments that resulted to the recall of President Jacob Zuma, with him forcing his members of parliament to initiate an impeachment motion in parliament.  The subsequent development is the clandestine efforts to buy his way to victory by paying off members of parliament to vote in favour.

      This is albeit the fact that matters raised either rarely relate to the President himself or cannot be admitted in parliament due to their being active in court.

      It follows therefore that these desperate acts by Hichilema and UPND are acts of a man in political and economic intensive care unit whose life is dependent on financial life support machine to which his financiers hold the final say as to when it should be switched off.  

      Hichilema is a troubled man who cannot stomach the imminent loss of his rented wealth that some Zambians have believed he had earned genuinely. Now he is embarking on what Bembas term, *‘tufilile munsenga’*, he would rather, see the country burn up in flames than to live to see the day he will fall from grace for all to see how much of a phoney he has been all these years.

      I would not be surprised to see some more attempts by Hichilema and UPND to derail the government through more attention seeking antiques.

      Zambians should not be surprised, I repeat to hear that Hichilema and UPND is have taken Edgar Lungu or the Patriotic Front party to court all in the aim of wanting to show his discontented funders that he still has some life left in him.
      I am calling on all well-meaning Zambians to ignore and dismiss Hichilema’s and UPND’s attention seeking drama with the utmost contempt it deserves.

      To all the citizens, I urge you all to remain patriotic to the Country, stand guard to defend it against selfish people who want to deprive you and your children’s children their rightful heritance. We only have one country as such; let us protect it from villains that have hired themselves to the foreign business interests. UPND must be reminded that Zambia is not for auctioning to the highest bidder such as Anglo-America.

      Zambians can look to any other political party but not UPND. This is a party that entered into a pact with the ‘devil’ to hand over the country’s wealth in the hands of the monopoly capital.

       
      _______________________________
      _The author is a scholar and once UPND in 2008. He is based in Sydney, Australia._

      • Tom London

        Habazaka you are being emotional in your comments as you lack a clear understanding of facts on the ground .
        First of all who is Anglo American ?? And secondly who started all the mines in Zambia .??
        Who built the Railway Line South Africa to the Copperbelt .??
        The answer is Anglo American . And Anglo American is the christian Britain and America .
        So you should have highlighted this . The pf on the other hand is sourcing funding from the Islamic Dangote out fit . So the Christians are trying to counter Islamic influence in their former territories they lost during the nationalisation period in the first republic . A similar situation is happening in the middle east .
        This is a simple geopolitical mathematical equation .
        You’re a scholar try to reason beyond your books . politics is a thorny playing field my brother .
        Just recently the Indian president was here Zambia trying to counter the Chinese economical advantage .
        Every one my brother has or is trying to become capitalist .
        And these are simple realities you have to consider , OK .

        • George

          The article by Charles Chifwembe is well founded and factual.UPND and Zambia at large can decide to ignore it at their own peril.HH has been leader of this Party for close to 13 years todate out of the 20 years UPND has been in existence.What has HH got to show for all this period as compared to PF which is younger than UPND? If UPND can have their eyes and brains in tip top working condition,they will wake up to the realization that HH has over stayed his welcome and should be thanked and let him go.UPND will then find their fortunes will change for the better.Take it or leave it!!!!!

          • Tom London

            Chifwembe and Habazoka , you are well fed dogs with your tails well tacked between your legs .
            HH has a lot to show and offer the country of Zambia . In 20 years of the upnd ” s existence you should have also told the country how many times mmd and pf rigged the election results . You should have also have told the whole world why Anderson Kambela Mazoka was systematically eliminated or killed by the mmd and a similar attempt to kill hh by the pf for 127 days in jail . the
            mmd sold the mines not hh as you part it in your rotten articles .
            Many people especially those pf diehards are just afraid of the upnd and hh in particular .
            No matter how long it will take hh to push the pf out of power he will remain the upnd president .
            It is unfortunate to note that even Mweemba habazoka a former upnd himself has sunk so low to the extent of being an idiocy . why habazoka left the upnd is because he did not add value and now speaking from the USA he thinks he is such an expact on zambian issues while in fact he just a learned fool who provide a failure whilst in Zambia as a upnd member .
            Just stay where you are as you are un patriotic enough to the country and continue calling yourself a rubbish scholar .

  4. blues

    Let us allow divergent views with political parties for democracy to flourish. Going by what has happened political party leaders should understand that the best to select a candidate for any election especially councillors and Members of Parliament should be through fair and transparent primary elections at grassroot level.

    • ROKA

      Intraparty democracy fails in this tripartite regional brain washer party.Even professors are bsin washed!Emulate apf who have accommodated divergent views expressed by CK and HK!!

  5. Shaka

    There are many capable men and women in Upnd who can be adopted, why having sleepless nights over a repentless personal.

  6. zeke man

    HH THIS WHEN I HAVE SEEN THAT U WILL JUST WAIST RESOURCES FOR PARTY

  7. Bar man

    That woman should just step aside because even if she was someone else, she wouldn’t vote for her.

    • JROKA

      Intraparty democracy fails in this tripartite regional brain washer party.Even professors are bsin washed!Emulate apf who have accommodated divergent views expressed by CK and HK!!

      • ROKA

        ……even professors are brain washed in this party…

  8. GBM

    Charmain’s campaign song.
    Download..Listen…Share.
    http://indimba.com/song_listen.php?id=3259

  9. Derito

    Kj you talk too mch you think UPND wil lose this time then you aru wrong bitch

    You support PF ha ha ha and this ugly president sokwe mupota

  10. Hammer

    What happened to the freedom of expression! Is it forbidden in UPND? The 2 councilors expressed their opinion! If they get fired then UPND is confirming that it is a party where only one man turned semi god should never be challenged.

    • Likukela Kota Ikafa

      Which Party accepts that kind of freedom of expression?

  11. Tom London

    Let us look at this saga this way .
    The adoption of ms musonda by the upnd is tactical and here are the reasons
    1 ) The upnd it appears are not happy with the death sentence slapped on their former chilanga mp , Keith mukakata for the fact that the death sentence is not in our constitution .
    2 ) That the sentencing was politically motivated by the pf and was intentional .
    3 ) The publicity surrounding this saga is on it’s own a campaigning
    tactic in favour of ms musonda and the upnd . I mean musonda is now more popular than she was before . .
    Please you calm down . The upnd is winning tactically and will retain the chilanga seat you wait and see .
    Please Mr moonde and your friend try to see issues beyond your noises . politics is all about out witting your opponents . And so you just support the candidature of musonda and stay united .
    The upnd obviously knows the weakness of their opponents and in my view musonda rates higher .
    It is a big league soccer kind of thing .

    • Tom London

      Peharps you try to ‘”download ‘” the upnd chilanga seat campaign song . it explains a lot . the meaning could be hidden but very clear .

    • BMK

      Mr. TOM & JERRY. Sorry! mr. Tom London i think no matter how you try to justify your point, iam sorry it will never hold any leaking water. The court issue of Mukata cnnot and will never give Musonda a simpathy vote.Remember, when the murder case was first reported in the media, the entire nation was shocked. It was so unfair for the lawmaker to have pulled the triger on an innocent and unarmed guard who was desperately trying to maitain peace in his area of operation.
      I think this is the best opportunity for the people of Chilanga to voice out over the ‘murder case.’

    • Don doc

      This shows that when upnd comes into power murderers will be set free. How can u support a person who killed an innocent person.

  12. Kambwili@yahoo.c

    Let’s all get united and remove these Mukula tree thieves, the PF. We all make mistakes. Forgive Charmaine.

  13. Masters

    A disorganised party at it again…the duo have jst expressd their views no need to expel them…is it bcz the bitch is hh’s hule?

  14. Ignorant

    Hehehe confusion in the house, i think the concerns raised by the councillors must be taken seriously otherwise the chilanga seat is going to PF.

  15. Treason

    Evry One Has Critics, Don’t Worry Upnd Is On Top

  16. bk

    Upnd is dictatorship. A president losing 5 times is still . the president . No others😂😂😂

  17. Barotseland

    Only God knows let’s wait and see than pointing fingers at each other .

  18. Mk

    Ba Tom, death sentence did not start with Mr mukata even that former banker who killed her husband was sentenced to death . Was that politically motivated? Be realistic ba Tom, a crime is a crime regardless of who has committed it.

  19. Razor

    Members of any party should be free to express divergent views whether the ruling party or opposition. That is the true meaning of democracy as long as it is within limits that is to say they can agree to disagree with certain party decisions without necessarily being against the party hierarchy.

  20. GBM

    Charmain’s campaign song.
    Download..Listen…Share..
    http://indimba.com/song_listen.php?id=3259

  21. the legend.

    UPND united party for national distruction at it again.guys chilanga is gone to pf start mourning now and focus on 2021 general election.

  22. Cholwe

    Kj, bk you ain’t good analysts with the whole bunch of your guava eating pals. Even if moonde and his friend had oposing views, it was being impudent and insolent of themselves to hold press conferences to openly discredit their leaders. Even if your leader was wrong you don’t tell it on the mountain. That’s maturity. A pf councillor in mansa was expelled for greeting kalaba. Mwanaba? Which between the two scenarios is more intolerable.

  23. fisunge

    Look politics or constituencies are not family shows for family members ok when keith mukata and his prostitute were found wanting they were all guilty untill proven free this does not mean thatthe vacancy shud be given to his prostitute this is serious people of zambia this just shows that the upnd is affamily party just wait when HH dies or anything happens to him his wife will be adopted as leader so tuzanvelako

  24. Joseph David

    it’s a clear, sign that, the chilanga elections, it has divide UPND.

  25. Self nyokozi

    Mumbwe ukulila ninshi pali apo ashintilishe, let these two tell to why they are in support of the lady instead of expelling them they might have a point which can favor u.

  26. Chomba

    UPND,please learn to accommodate views.Dont expel them napapata.

  27. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle

    For sure imwe ba upnd this is the beginning of loosing the election

  28. King-G

    They are not already to stand because these two Men are not real UPND leaders

  29. Chilolo wamutende

    Please don’t mix things here ,look mukata by killing a person who was on duty to earn money for his family is it right?
    The so called Charmaine she was present when Keith was committing that offence she knows everything what happend on that day ,she is criminal no matter what don’t support wrong things guys .

  30. GANNY

    Comment Parties should allow the grass root to choose a cadident of their choice, that will make it easier for them to support that person.

  31. Joetex Nsofwa

    The councillors should be lacking political morality, by contesting the party leadership and rank and file for fielding #Charmaine.

  32. Truzedian

    People need to learn to talk about what they know. If the grassroots votes and the National Committee says okay to the preferred candidate, where is the broken democracy? Those two so called councillos were not available to play their roles becoz they were out looking for money from the PF . They’ve got the money and they get kicked out of the party.. if they don’t apologize by the end of the week, sorry they’ll never be councilors again. They are sellouts . When the little mooney they received finishes, they will be finished.

  33. Agm

    UPND yamba ukuluka ku makansela PF gooooto win!

  34. FK

    She’s not Tonga

  35. David chiinda

    Why insulting others in there own issue, don’t you feel ashamed at all! !!!!

  36. i kill the killer who killed my father and mother leaving me as an ophan with my two sisters.

    but zoona che ah

  37. GBM

    Charmain’s Musonda campaign song.
    Download..Listen…Share..
    http://indimba.com/song_listen.php?id=3259

  38. King cool

    In Opposition since it’s formation of a party 1997 , how many years have passed.

  39. Kambwili

    Charmain’s sexy campaign song.
    Click on link..Download..Listen…Share.
    http://indimba.com/song_listen.php?id=3259

  40. Pabwato

    Some Zambian Elders are fools you call murder a mistake? Let her say the truth before she is forgiven, who killed the guard?

  41. Bk

    Be careful oooh!!! The world is Wicked Some one is after her Please.

  42. Jms

    No matter what you do or don’t your parents are yours and you should obey them no matter how I obtained what my parents are mine I should respect them no matter what type of cigarettes I smoke my parents are mine I have to respect them so guys it seems you have earned enough go by the way go far away thanks very good

  43. The Voice Of Peace

    Freedom of speech and expression is what the two councillors used. But why expel them? Anyway let them do that on the basis that they will regret after seeing the long and strongly held sit snatched by unknown parties. 😯😯😯😯 Warming up for that day.

  44. BP

    You are all making noise pf caders 2021 its zambia forward childish pf.

  45. vusi Sithole

    kikikiki! this woman she is a bitch. she was sleeping with that guard. Ngiyaxlolisa bafowetu, but that is the truth, go go pf

  46. alex

    Stupid councilors,we don’t want fools in our party there are millions of people want positions and no time topapatila ka councilor,let them go fuck them,.

  47. alex

    Goooooooooo!!!! UPND chilanga is our s

  48. Shachz

    The two men are upright & honest. Keep it up, you mean well for your party UPND.

  49. Bk

    PF. Is the only Credible Party in Zambia.

  50. preacherman

    Love most of the comments but I just appeal to those Zambian who have forgotten the culture… Please its true we can differ in opinion because may be u belong to a different political party but please don’t forget the culture as Zambian, insults will never help us but wl just bring a curse for your life and your generations to come. That’s my advise. U may think no one can bother and tress you for your insults but remember that God sees even in darkness. Love u all

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